Massimiliano Magrini is Co-founder and Managing Partner of United Ventures, an investment company active in the digital technology industry. Massimiliano started his career as business development manager in media industries, working with Publitalia, Rusconi and Il Sole 24 Ore. He recognized the revolutionary power of search engines and helped the start up of Altavista in Italy.
In 2002 he launched Google in the Italian market, building from scratch one of the most successful company in the Italian media and technology market. In 1998 he took responsibility over Google Spain and Portugal. He left the company in 2009 to found Annapurna Ventures, a venture capital firm dedicated to the identification and support of disruptive innovations in digital media.
He was also member of the “task force” established by The Minister of the Economic development to draft the new legislation to support the startup ecosystem.